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KSO Presents Disney & Pixar's Ratatouille in Concert

Ratatouille
2/24/2017
Kalamazoo, MI February 24, 2017– The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra is proud to present the second concert in their three-year exclusive partnership with Disney - Disney-Pixar’s Ratatouille in concert. Families are invited to join the KSO as they present this Academy Award Winning film in high-definition on the big screen while the beloved score, by composer Michael Giacchino, is performed live by symphony musicians under the direction of Maestro Raymond Harvey. 
 
This season’s KSO@The Movies! concert will be presented at 3pm to accommodate families with younger children and tickets are only $10. Complimentary popcorn from Pop-City Popcorn will be provided by KSO, while supplies last.  The orchestra partners with several local organizations to showcase young local musicians and ensembles prior to most of their concerts. The concert will feature a Student Performer Showcase comprised of 80 students from the Kalamazoo Kids In Tune program at Woods Lake Elementary.  This performance will begin at 2:15 in the Grand Tier Lobby for patrons.
 
 
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
 
Raymond Harvey
For more than 35 years, Raymond Harvey has made a significant impact as an American conductor of great skill and insight.  Born in New York City, he studied piano and conducting, receiving Bachelor's and Master's degrees in choral conducting from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music; and then studied orchestral conducting at the Yale School of Music, earning Master’s and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees.  
 
This season Maestro Harvey celebrates 18 years as Music Director of the Kalamazoo
Symphony Orchestra. He previously held the top post at the Fresno Philharmonic (California), Springfield Symphony (Massachusetts), and El Paso Opera (Texas). 
 
Maestro Harvey has appeared as guest conductor with many of America’s leading orchestras, including those of Philadelphia, Atlanta, St. Louis, Indianapolis, Buffalo, Detroit, New Orleans and Minnesota, as well as the New York Philharmonic’s Young People’s Concerts and the Boston Pops. He has also had engagements with the Maggio Musicale Orchestra of Florence, Italy, the Pusan Symphony of South Korea, and the National Symphony Orchestra of Costa Rica. He regularly performs as a pianist, both in chamber music and as pianist/conductor in works of Gershwin, Mozart, and Rachmaninoff.
 
In addition to his commitment to Kalamazoo, Dr. Harvey has been named an Associate Professor at the University of Houston, where he serves as Music Director of the Moores School of Music opera department.  His operatic repertoire is extensive, including favorites such as Carmen, Tosca, Madama Butterfly, La Bohème, Turandot, and Aïda; as well as the more rarely performed The Consul, The Rape of Lucretia, and Samson and Delilah.
 
The Kalamazoo community continues to embrace Raymond Harvey through appreciation of his compelling performances and engaging lectures.
 
MICHAEL GIACCHINO
 
Michael Giacchino is a prolific and award-winning composer whose work spans the entertainment spectrum.
 
Giacchino studied at the Julliard School and UCLA before beginning his career as a game score composer for Jurassic Park and the Medal of Honor and Call of Dutyseries. Since branching into television, he has composed for such shows as Alias,LOST , for which he earned an Emmy, and Fringe. In 2004, he scored his first feature film, The Incredibles, launching a collaboration with Pixar that would result in the scores for RatatouilleUP, for which he won an Academy Award, Cars 2 and Inside Out.
 
Giacchino’s other film work includes Tomorrowland, Sky High, Super 8, Star Trek, Mission: Impossible III, and Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol. In 2005, he collaborated with Walt Disney Imagineering to create the new soundtrack for Disneyland’s Space Mountain and in 2009, he was invited to conduct the 81stAcademy Awards orchestra.
 
 
CALENDAR LISTING
Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra presents
 
KSO@The Movies!
Disney-Pixar’s Ratatouille in Concert
Raymond Harvey, Conductor
 
Families are invited join the KSO as they present this Academy Award Winning film in high-definition on the big screen while the beloved score, by composer Michael Giacchino, is performed live by symphony musicians under the direction of Maestro Raymond Harvey. Complimentary popcorn from Pop-City Popcorn will be provided by KSO, while supplies last.  
 
Saturday, March 11, 2017 | 3pm
Miller Auditorium
 
Tickets: $10
 
For tickets, visit www.kalamazoosymphony.com, call the KSO Box Office at (269) 349-7759 or call Miller Auditorium Ticket Office at (269) 387-2300.
 
Visit www.kalamazoosymphony.com for up-to-date information, details and schedules. Prices, artists, dates, time and program are subject to change without notice.
 
The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra receives major support from the Irving S. Gilmore Foundation, the Kalamazoo Community Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs. The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra also receives generous support from other local, state and national foundations, as well as private and corporate support. For more information, visit www.kalamazoosymphony.com.
 
ABOUT THE KALAMAZOO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Founded in 1921, the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra is Southwest Michigan’s premier musical organization, providing musical enrichment to over 80,000 adults and youth per year. The third-largest professional orchestra in the state, the KSO has won numerous awards and grants, including the Met Life Award for Arts Access in Underserved Communities, the National Endowment for the Arts for its extensive education programs, and a major Ford Foundation grant to found its innovative Artist-in-Residence program.

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